Qualcomm announces the Second-Gen 3D Ultrasonic Fingerprint Sensor

Qualcomm on Tuesday launched its second-generation 3D Ultrasonic Fingerprint Sensor that offers a larger surface area for the sensor as well as faster processing.

Qualcomm says it’s also 50% faster and works well with wet fingers and has a 77% larger scan area. The larger surface area of the new fingerprint sensor helps capture 1.7 times more biometric data.

Qualcomm says the larger and faster fingerprint reader will make the process unlocking the device quicker than ever.
The Second-Gen 3D Ultrasonic Fingerprint Sensor debut with 8×8 (64mm2), which is 77% larger than Gen 1.

The first generation of Qualcomm’s 3D Sonic Sensor was featured on Samsung’s Galaxy S10, Note10, S20, and Note20 series. First generation 3D Sonic Sensor that was 4x9mm and now Qualcomm announced 3D Sonic Sensor Gen 2 measures 8x8mm surface area.

Qualcomm’s first-generation ultrasonic sensor with 3D Sonic Sensor was made its debut in the Galaxy S10 lineup of phones in 2018.

Qualcomm says that the second gen 3D Sonic Sensor will debut in smartphones “in early 2021” with speculation that the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S21 could be one of the first handsets to take advantage of it.

We’ll keep you updates as more news of this product.


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